Thursday, April 3, 2014

Inky Flowers. . .

There is a rule in decorating that says "every room can use a touch of black".  Black is a color that adds a focal point and a bit of sophistication.   
I agree with that sentiment wholeheartedly.  My black pen collection is definitely in use each time I draw or paint. 
I watercolored some flowers recently and while they were pretty to me - 
after black was added the blooms became so much more vibrant. 
Do you like to add a lot of black too?
Linking to Paint Party Friday and

27 comments:

Marji said...

When I learned to paint from my Dad - he always told me - a good painting is 1/6th black (or dark value) and 1/6th white (or light value) - all the rest should be midtones. And I really think he is right. I am always drawn to the paintings that have good contrasts. You achieve that with your black pen. Looks great!

MeOfCourse said...

The black does indeed add quite a statement. Beautiful flowers. Happy PPF. (I do use black)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a glorious bouquet. I love touches of black too, so it's often found in my work as well. Blessings!

Jeannette said...

Love your flowers so much,very beautiful.
Happy PPF!

Lynn Richards said...

What a difference the black makes! What pens do you like to use?
xo

Lynn Cohen said...

Fun watching your flowers grow!

Laila said...

Love your vase and flowers, and yes, the black pen always makes a huge difference. Happy PPF and enjoy your weekend.

denthe said...

It makes the colours so much more vibrant. Love it!

Miss Marple said...

You are so right, the black pen work really livebs up the painting. I have to keep that in mind! Happy PPF - Irma

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I almost always have black in my work... It seems to ground things... I love these and the black has been used beautifully to make things pop...xx

Netty said...

Love the use of your black pen in outlining the flowers Michelle, fab painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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Giggles said...

Fabulous piece! I agree about black too....I love bold black lines in artwork! This is so gorgeous I hope you have prints made up with it...and cards too! Can you tell how much I love this piece?

Hugs Giggles

zana said...

The black certainly adds zing. Love these.

Tarang Sinha said...

It's really beautiful! And you're right! Touch of black enhances the beauty...:)

alarmcat said...

Oh, yeah!! black really makes the colors POP!!

robin lorraine williamson said...

the black definitely makes it pop thanks for sharing have a great day

Linda said...

yes! what a difference the black makes Michelle. Gorgeous vase of flowers!

AnnD said...

Right on! The black makes all the difference! I have always loved black, so I'm happy have I an official validation / excuse now! ;)

Tam Hess said...

Oh i love how you added your black to the flowers! They really POP!! I do like black too.

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veronica said...

i like the addition of black pen. love it!

Annabelle said...

Black has that special magic. Love the flowers.

Last night I was playing with a drawing my daughter did of Scooby Doo in digital paint and I was adding the black centres to the flowers on a letter, it amazed me how they just popped out of the painting.


Annabelle : ) Have a great weekend

Sue Marrazzo said...

VIVID and Bright!
LOVE IT = )

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohh this is beautiful. I love the colors.
Nicole/Beadwright

Cindy D. said...

Beautiful flowers and design! So vibrant! I do like black and particularly little tiny details in black. Or white.

Tammie Dickerson said...

The added black really made your colors pop! Beautiful!

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

the black definitely makes it pop! Nicely done!!

SLScheibe said...

Wow, gorgeous! The black totally made your flowers pop. Great example!